Proverbs 23:18
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English Standard Version
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

King James Bible
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

American Standard Version
For surely there is a reward; And thy hope shall not be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou shalt have hope in the latter end, and thy expectation shall not be taken away.

English Revised Version
For surely there is a reward; and thy hope shall not be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
For surely there is an end; and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:18 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The following proverb warrants us to pause here, for it opens up, as a compendious echo of Proverbs 22:17-21, a new series of proverbs of wisdom:

12 Apply thine heart to instruction,

     And thine ear to the utterances of knowledge.

We may, according as we accent in למּוּסר the divine origin or the human medium, translate, offer disciplinae (Schultens), or adhibe ad disciplinam cor tuum (Fleischer). This general admonition is directed to old and young, to those who are to be educated as well as to those who are educated. First to the educator:

Proverbs 23:18 Parallel Commentaries

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surely

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

Romans 6:21,22 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death...

end or reward

Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward...

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

thine

Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

Cross References
Psalm 9:18
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Psalm 19:11
Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 58:11
Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth."

Proverbs 24:14
Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:20
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

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